Apache Software Foundation

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The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is a non-profit corporation (classified as 501(c)(3) in the United States) to support Apache software projects, including the Apache HTTP Server. The ASF was formed from the Apache Group and incorporated in Delaware, USA, in June 1999.

The Apache Software Foundation is a decentralized community of developers. The software they produce is distributed under the terms of the Apache License and is therefore free software / open source software. The Apache projects are characterized by a collaborative, consensus-based development process and an open and pragmatic software license. Each project is managed by a self-selected team of technical experts who are active contributors to the project. The ASF is a meritocracy, implying that membership to the foundation is granted only to volunteers who have actively contributed to Apache projects.

Among the ASF's objectives are to provide legal protection to volunteers working on Apache projects, and to prevent the "Apache" brand name from being used by other organizations without permission.

The ASF also holds several [http://www.apachecon.com/ ApacheCon] conferences each year, highlighting Apache projects, related technology, and allowing Apache developers to gather together.


The history of the Apache Software Foundation is linked to the Apache HTTP Server, the work on which started in 1994. A group of eight developers started working on enhancing the NCSA HTTPd daemon, which became to be known as the Apache Group. On March 25th, 1999, the Apache Software Foundation was formed. The first official meeting of the Apache Software Foundation was held on April 13th, 1999 and by general consent that the initial membership list of the The Apache Software Foundation, would be: Brian Behlendorf, Ken Coar, Mark Cox, Lars Eilebrecht, Ralf S. Engelschall, Roy T. Fielding, Dean Gaudet, Ben Hyde, Jim Jagielski, Alexei Kosut, Martin Kraemer, Ben Laurie, Doug MacEachern, Aram Mirzadeh, Sameer Parekh, Cliff Skolnick, Marc Slemko, William (Bill) Stoddard, Paul Sutton, Randy Terbush and Dirk-Willem van Gulik.


Formally recognized Apache projects include:

*HTTP Server: Web server
*ActiveMQ: Java Message Service 1.1 (JMS) message broker
*Ant: Java-based build tool
*APR: Apache Portable Runtime, a portability library written in C
*Axis: Apache Axis is an open source, XML based Web service framework

***JAX-RPC 1.0 (released June 2002)
***Java became SOA Platform in 2006
***Java EE 5 (released May 2006)
****Enhanced web server capabilities on application server
***Java SE 6 released in December 2006
****incorporated most of the capabilities into SE
***J2EE finalized in Nov 2003, included JAX-RPC 1.1
****JAX-WS 2.0 [JSR 224] ---replaced JAX-RPC

Other Resources:
*JAX-WS 2.0 [JSR 224]
*JAXB 2.0 [JSR 222]
*WS-Metadata [JSR 181]
*WSEE 1.2 [JSR 109]

*Beehive: A Java visual object model
*Camel: A declarative routing and mediation rules engine which implements the Enterprise Integration Patterns using a Java based domain specific language.
*Cayenne: A Java ORM framework
*Cocoon: XML publishing framework
*Commons: Reusable Java libraries and utilities too small to merit their own project
*DB: database solutions
**Derby: A pure Java Relational database management system
*Directory: A directory server supporting LDAP and other protocols
*Excalibur: Inversion of Control container named Fortress and related components
*Forrest: documentation framework based upon Cocoon
*Apache Geronimo: a Java EE server
*Gump: integration, dependencies, and versioning management
*Harmony: implementation of the Java programming language.
*HiveMind: Services and configuration microkernel
*iBATIS: Persistence framework which enables mapping sql queries to POJOs.
*Incubator: for aspiring ASF projects
*Jackrabbit: implementation of the Java Content Repository API
*Jakarta: server side Java (including its own set of sub-projects)
*James: Java email and news server
*Labs: A place for innovation where committees of the foundation can experiment with new ideas
*Lenya: content management system
*Logging: A cross-language logging services for purposes of application debugging and auditing
*Muse: An implementation of the WS-ResourceFramework (WSRF), WS-BaseNotification (WSN), and WS-DistributedManagement (WSDM) specifications.
*Lucene: text search engine library written entirely in Java
*Maven: Java project management and comprehension tool
*Mina: Multipurpose Infrastructure for Network Application
*MyFaces: JavaServer Faces implementation
*mod_perl: module that integrates the Perl interpreter into Apache server
*mod_python: module that integrates the Python interpreter into Apache server
*OFBiz: Open for Business: enterprise automation software
*OpenJPA: Java Object Persistence
*Portals: web portal related software
*Santuario: XML Security in Java and C++
*Shale: Web application framework based on JavaServer Faces
*SpamAssassin: email filter used to identify spam.
*Struts: Java web applications framework
*Tapestry: A free/open-source framework for creating dynamic, robust, highly scalable web applications in Java
*Tcl: dynamic websites using Tool Command Language
*Tomcat: a web container for serving servlets and JSP
*Tuscany: a SCA implementation, also providing other SOA implementations.
*Velocity: A Java Template Creation Engine
*Web services: Web service related systems
*Wicket: Component-based Java web framework
*Xalan: XSLT processors in Java and C++
*Xerces: A validating XML parser
*XML: XML solutions for the web
*XMLBeans: XML-Java binding tool
*XML Graphics: conversion of XML formats to graphical output
**Batik : A pure Java library for SVG content manipulation
**FOP : A Java print formatter driven by XSL formatting objects (XSL-FO). Supported output formats include PDF, PS, PCL, AFP, XML (area tree representation), Print, AWT and PNG, and to a lesser extent, RTF and TXT.

Board of directors

The current board of directors includes:
* Justin Erenkrantz (President)
* J Aaron Farr (Treasurer)
* Jim Jagielski (Chairman)
* Geir Magnusson Jr
* William Rowe Jr
* Sam Ruby (EVP/Secretary)
* Henning Schmiedehausen
* Greg Stein
* Bertrand Delacretaz

See Also

* Free Software Foundation
* Open Software Foundation

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